Atkinson, Timothy

Atkinson, Timothy a Congregational minister, son of Rev. Charles Atkinson, was born at Ipswich, England, July 4, 1806. After engaging in business in London, he turned to the ministry, and was educated at Homerton College. In 1832 he was ordained pastor at Hounslow; two years after was pastor at Halstead; in 1837 went to Canada under the auspices of the Colonial Missionary Society and organized a Congregational Church in Quebec. On account of the severity of the climate, he removed to Lowell, Mass., in 1845, and in the following year organized the High Street Church, of which he was installed pastor, where he remained, however, only until June 28,1847. From 1850 to 1853 he was acting pastor of Bridge Street Church, Brooklyn, N.Y.; from 1853 to 1855 was secretary of the American Congregational Union; in 1856 was installed pastor of the Church at Westport, Conn. from which he retired in 1864; from 1864 to 1867 he was acting pastor of an Independent Church at Nahant, Mass.; and from 1867 to 1870 occupied the same relation to the Second Church, Orange Valley, N. J. At Norton, Mass., he officiated from 1872 until the date of his death, June 29, 1875. See Cong. Quarterly, 1876, p. 419.

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